Disingenuous vs. Ingenuine - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    Assuming a pose of naïveté to make a point or for deception.

  • Ingenuine (adjective)

    false, not genuine or authentic.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

    "this journalist was being somewhat disingenuous as well as cynical"

Webster Dictionary

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Disingenuous (adjective)

    not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness;

    "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"

    "a disingenuous excuse"

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